It's the second week of fantasy football season, and while I'm not suffering as much as my FIL, who had Brady, I'm running into some of the same problems. No matter, the games are a great time to do my knitting and knitting and knitting (the edging on the Pi Shawl feels like it is taking forever).
Of course, this morning I didn't just knit. I put into plan an idea for cake decorating (or at least frosting) that I've been thinking about for a while. We packed a lot of stuff in prepping our condo for sale, and one of those things was my huge "cake decorator's tackle box." In it were all of my tips and icing colors. This is OK, because I find the standard buttercream frosting a little boring. A lot of the time I cut the sweet down a bit (it just tastes less sweet) by adding a tiny amount of cinnamon oil to the frosting, but without my colors I've been looking at alternative methods of coloring the frosting. And if it adds some flavor... that's OK too.
Blue cake. Not really. Unlike my blue velvet cake, which had an unnaturally strong blue color, this cake has two packets of blue raspberry koolaid. One of them I've obviously used for the frosting. It makes a nice tart frosting. And of course I have frosting leftover.
The other one I sprinkled on top of the batter. I think in the future I will mix half of the batter with the second packet and then swirl the two batters together or possibly make a checkerboard-style cake. Though for this cake the swirling colors were fun it does make for some intensely tart bites of cake.
I didn't just make cake this weekend. Saturday before going to the library I made muffins. It was a throw together batch only loosely based on a recipe, and while they aren't bad they certainly aren't exciting. My husband and I went to see Kooza yesterday (it was completely amazing and while the first act was still my favorite I was captivated from beginning to end) and when we finally got home from the show and Pandemonium, it was to find that the cat wasn't as hungry as we expected her to be. Apparently, she likes muffins too. She ate the tops off of two of them.
I still have plans to make more ice cream this week, but I'm not exactly sure when I'm going to find the time. Monday is the mostly free day. I have a spinning class I want to take after work, but I'll still be home around 8 at the latest. Afterwards though I run the gauntlet. I have rehearsals for Pirates Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and will just get home and fall over dead each night. Maybe I'll set up a batch before work sometime during the week.
Back to the edging... I really want to be able to block this shawl by Tuesday. I just keep counting the stitches I have left... 120 stitches left for the knit edging... 119... 118... now I know what people mean when they say that the edging always takes longer than one expects.